1940s, History, Nature, Nostalgia, Photography, Pics, Vintage

Torch Ginger

National Geographic, Nov 1949

At Honolulu airport, a young woman packs the heads of torch ginger in cellophane preservers. The article stated that “its stalk grows 3-6 ft high,” sometimes towering over those handling them.


7 thoughts on “Torch Ginger”

  1. I had to google this one. It is related to ginger but doesn’t have an edible root. However the bud is and is sliced to use as a spice. Good looking flower no matter its other uses.

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  2. This is such a tall “tower” of a flower! Torch ginger is a beautiful name for this unique flower. I like that you show an old 1949 picture of the saleswoman. I bet they smell great! 🏵️

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